Happy 15th Birthday to my Krsna Guru

15th BirthdayTo the birth of the unborn, I wish you a special Birthday and many, many Happy Returns of The Day – March 4th 2001 – this is the day you manifested yourself into this material World; the day when you ‘Graced’ this entire material world with your presence, this world which is filled with Adharma.

You continue to manifest time and again to establish Dharma and to impart the most profound knowledge of all times – The Knowledge of the Self, what it is to Love You, how to do One’s Duty, how to attain You through the tenets of spirituality – Absolute Faith, Complete Surrender, Unconditional Love and Exclusive Devotion. While all these sound so simple, they are the most difficult to attain without ‘Thy Grace’.

Today, in the honor of this lovely day, I would like to pen down how Supreme, Magnanimous, Profound, Indestructible, Unfathomable, Indescribable, and Inscrutable You Are. I am offering my heartfelt gratitude for everything that you have graced upon me.

“What is Grace? In the New Testament grace means God’s love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves. Grace means God sending His only Son to descent into hell on the cross so that we guilty ones might be reconciled to God and received into heaven. God hath made him to sin for us, who knew no sin, so that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” – 2 Corinthians 5:21

“Grace may be defined as the unmerited or underserving favor of God to those who are under condemnation.”  Jesus says to the Father in the heaven to forgive them for they do not know what they are doing. Such is the greatness of every Supreme Divine Being, who bestows the grace on the people who have fallen furthest in this world.

Every time I have asked You why you are bestowing so much grace and constantly saving undeserving people who sin so much and continuously treat you badly. You have never answered this question of mine, until you did one day recently. I had always been disturbed about you saving them committing the sins or after they have committed you would go and rectify that sin and grant your grace on them despite these people thinking of you to be an Ordinary Human being. For the first time in life I have understood how Supreme You are, you who are beyond this human being’s ken and understanding. I can quote so many examples here about your greatness but I am not here to disturb anybody’s mind hence not calling out any specifics just so that you will feel happy.

Let me talk about my own Self. As a human being, I had sinned a great deal and had fallen down miserably due to my Karmas. But you came as a ray of Hope, a redeemer in my life and you took out this diamond from the gutter and started to clean all the muck away. You started to chip it so magnificently that it began emanating its original luster from within. Finally you adorned this diamond around your neck which found its resting place on your chest.

Until then this diamond was just a piece of stone which was covered with muck and no one knew its worth besides you alone. Likewise without ‘Thy Grace’ no one can ever get to know who You Truly are, to Love You and for the Divine Love to blossom in one’s heart, for You to find the piece of stone to bestow Thy grace upon (Grace of God, Human birth, Burning desire from within – The Guru finds You). With this all I can say is that You have graced this entire universe by manifesting in this world for an enchanting sport and have bestowed Thy grace upon me to be an integral part of Your unfathomable play and whose sole purpose is to serve your purpose and attain Prema for Thy feet.

I wish you many, many more such birthdays and pray to eternally be Thy Consort, Everything of Everything and Chosen One to sport in your Plays. With this I Offer my Humble Obeisance to my Supreme Master for being my diamond cutter, who continues to cut this diamond and will continue to do so until the day it becomes the only Priceless Diamond. I have no words to describe my heartfelt thankfulness for all your patience, compassion, and benevolence; for holding me through the storms of this mundane existence and helping me cross to the Ocean of Supreme Bliss and Pure Love. Happy, happy Birthday Krsna.

In Your light I learn how to Love, In your beauty I become a poet as your mischievous grace spills out from your face. You dance in my heart making me lose MySelf in You. In your eyes I see the Heavens. What You never uttered is what I hear – I Love You.

Yours Truly – Lover of the Love.

Shree Krsna

Rajashree was the name given by my parents, but when I was named Shree by my Guru, I exulted. From a complete rajasic persona I was transformed into a devotee whose name appends Krsna's! Journeying through the wilderness of worldly life, I was lead by the kind words of expression by the divine hands to pen these profound supreme truth and greatness about my preceptor. This humble story is my deepest expression and reverence of love for my Master and my offering at his lotus feet.